Crime Chief appeals for public’s help as investigation into murder of BV teen continues

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Crime Chief Paul Williams in a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) called on the public to provide information which may assist in the closure of investigations into the murder of Beterverwagting (BV) teen, Raynelle Benfield.

Crime Chief, Paul Williams

Benfield’s body was discovered December last, in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD). During investigations, the Police had arrested and later released several suspects.

The Crime Chief assured that all information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

“I am still appealing to the public out there if you have any information as it relates to how we can able to solve that murder, I look forward to your cooperation. We are still working seriously in terms of solving that murder and by God’s grace, I hope we do. If they do not feel that they are definitely safe talking on the line because they do not know who they are talking to, I have an open door they can definitely come and talk with me.”

In addition, the Crime Chief said the public’s cooperation is important to ensure the suppression of crime across the nation.

“We see the importance of partnership; we cannot do it alone. If the public really and truly wants crime to be under control, it simply means that their cooperation is totally paramount.  Because if they don’t, many a time we can only be reactive despite as much as we want to be proactive.  But, once they send information and they let us know exactly what is likely to happen what they observe what they see, we can get on top of the game. We can be able to now and truly prevent and suppress criminal activities,” Crime Chief Williams added

By: Kidackie Amsterdam

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